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    BB spacer placement...

    I just fitted an SKF BXC-600:

    http://www.skf.com/portal/skf/home/p...191011&lang=en

    It comes with a spacer for using with a 68mm BB shell (which I have).

    The instructions aren't very clear, but strongly suggest (visually) that the spacer should go on the non-drive side. This is what I've done and the crank arms look pretty evenly spaced from the chainstays, but the front mech alignment is not very good (XT) - in fact it looks like if I moved the spacer to the drive side, it'd work much better.

    Anyone got on thoughts on this?

    Cheers!
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    It would stand to reason that if you wanted the same chain line with bikes that have either a 68 mm BB shell width or a 73 mm BB shell width, you would need to put the 2.5 mm thick BB spacer on the drive side.

    I would move it to the drive side.
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    It worked!

    Cheers, it seems to have worked a treat :^)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deano
    I just fitted an SKF BXC-600:

    http://www.skf.com/portal/skf/home/p...191011&lang=en

    It comes with a spacer for using with a 68mm BB shell (which I have).

    The instructions aren't very clear, but strongly suggest (visually) that the spacer should go on the non-drive side. This is what I've done and the crank arms look pretty evenly spaced from the chainstays, but the front mech alignment is not very good (XT) - in fact it looks like if I moved the spacer to the drive side, it'd work much better.

    Anyone got on thoughts on this?

    Cheers!
    Where did you buy that bottom bracket? I can't find them for sale anywhere (in the US).

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    I'm in the UK

    I got mine through the local Pace dealer who are bringing them in from Germany - not sure what the situation is in the US. Worth sending an email to Pace in the UK?
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